Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
This is 44-year- old Charles. He is married, and has two children aged 20 and 25 years. He has two additional dependents living with him as sales assistants. In 2002, Charles established his fish business. He began his business because he wants to help in bringing up his family. Working seven days-a-week and 15 hours per day, he earns about Le 1,000,000 every month from this business. He would like a loan in the amount of Le 3, 000,000. Charles now requires this loan in order to increase his stock of fish to be transported to the provinces for sale which will increase his profits. In the future, Charles plans to erect a house, and educate his children. He is thanking you for your support.

Additional Information

About the Association or Rural Development

The Association for Rural Development (ARD) is one of the leading microfinance institutions in Sierra Leone. Established in 1989, ARD has offered individual and group loans to support small-scale businesses across the country for two decades. You can learn more about ARD on its partner profile page, support the organization and its staff by joining the ARD lending team, or lend to another one of its borrowers currently raising funds on Kiva.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 32
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Charles to buy more bags of fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013